Friday, March 6, 2009

Common Sense, Not Billboards

Yesterday I got an email from the DNC asking me to donate money for a snarky billboard with an anti-Limbaugh slogan on it, to be placed in his home town.

Today the Republicans, lead by John McCain, sent me actual common sense!

"While campaigning for change, Barack Obama said, "We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely." But now the President is about to sign a huge 2,697 page spending bill with over 9,000 unnecessary and wasteful earmarks. That's not the "change" we are looking for. I have called on the President to take a principled stand and veto the bill if it is sent to him, but unfortunately, he appears ready to sign it into law, which is nothing more than politics as usual.

It's no secret that I've spent my political career fighting against out-of-control, wasteful spending in Congress. And in nearly 30 years, I have never witnessed the type of alarming and irresponsible spending as I have seen in Washington over the past few weeks.

I am appalled to see this legislation being rushed through the Congress while containing so many egregious earmarks. It is unconscionable that while we are asking Americans to do more with less in these trying economic times we are about to spend $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa, $2 million for the promotion of astronomy in Hawaii, $475,000 for a parking garage in Provo City, Utah, $300,000 to build a Montana World Trade Center, and $150,000 for a rodeo museum in South Dakota.

Simply put, your federal tax dollars should not be funding these types of projects.

Let me put this all in perspective -- our country is currently nearly $11 trillion dollars in debt. Our projected deficit for 2009 alone is an alarming $2 trillion dollars. Just two weeks ago, President Obama signed a bill that the Democratic-led Congress passed to spend an additional $1 trillion in "stimulus spending." And on top of all of this, President Obama has requested $3.6 trillion in additional spending for 2010.

This type of spending should not happen and we must be principled and stop it!"

Obama is determined to do "something big" in his first 100 days, and so far it is to create a debt so massive as to stagger the imagination, right along with bankrupting us all well into the future.

And the Dems want to put up a billboard...

The difference between McCain and Obama remains stark, with one talking fiscal responsibility and the other determined to socialize the U.S.

I do not regret voting for McCain. He remains a true patriot that puts Country First.

Once again I am glad I broke from the pack mentality of voting only for the Party I am affiliated with, and instead owning my vote and casting it for the candidate I feel is best qualified and prepared to lead our country.

1 comment:

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